The new music and arts center, Te Oro, in Auckland, New Zealand combines ancient Polynesian and Maori culture with modern Alucobond aluminum composite material. The name, Te Oro, refers to the natural acoustics made from a nearby volcanic peak known as, Maungarei / Mount Wellington. Wind blows across the 440-foot volcanic peak creating the reverberation the building is named after. The shape of the building even resembles a giant wind instrument; symbolic for the ethnically diverse communities it serves. (more…)
Monthly Archives: July 2016
The use of aluminum composite material (ACM) in residential development can create distinctive designs that stand out against their surroundings. Often chosen in conjunction with other more traditional building materials, aluminum composite can add modernity to residential design. Today, architects often choose a variety of products to be used on a single home. The materials vary from brick, stone, wood and even aluminum composite, as either an accent or, in some cases, an enveloping material as well. ACM can withstand the lifespan of a home while improving its aesthetic design. (more…)
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